Monday: Students will work on Unit 7 Vocabulary and the Atmosphere. Students will also receive project directions for their Storm projects that will be due on Friday.
Tuesday-Thursday: Storm Projects in the computer lab: Students will use internet resources (listed below) to make a presentation about a type of weather storm or an event caused by a weather storm.
Click here for Project directions.
Students will also work on gathering data for a lab experiment this week that explores absorption and release of heat between land and water.
Friday: Quiz followed by activities that help students better understand the difference between weather and climate
Storm Project Internet Resources:
Wikipedia: List of Severe Weather Phenomena
Weather Wiz Kids
Weather Wiz Kids: Weather Safety
National Storm Damage Center: Types of Storms
National Geographic: Weather Gone Wild
1. Study at least 30 minutes each day for Friday's quiz! Items to study include Unit 7 Vocabulary, Bill Nye-Atmosphere Notes; Layers of the atmosphere flip book/notes.
2. Students who have not finished the Unit 7 Vocabulary sheet need to access the online textbook (link to the right) and complete it.
3. If you do not finish your presentation by the end of class on Thursday, then it is homework due Friday.
In Class: This week students are learning about Earth's atmosphere. There will also be an Oceanography retest on Thursday, and so we will be doing some remediation activities in preparation for the retest.
Monday- Wednesday: Study for the Oceanography retest by doing the following:
Quizizz Earth's Oceans 13-1 practice test Game code 495953
Quizizz Ocean Floor Topography 13-2 Game code 477867
BrainPop video Oceans
BrainPop video Tsunamis
BrainPop Ocean Floor
BrainPop Ocean Currents
The In Class: This week, students will be finishing up the oceanography unit and will begin our study of weather. The 4 1/2 week progress reporting period ends tomorrow (Tuesday). Please check StudentVue/ParentVue to make sure you/your student is caught up. The unit test is postponed until Wednesday. Students began work on a study guide for the unit which needs to be completed for homework.
For homework: (colored text is an active link and should take you to a website or a pdf of the assignment)
Monday- Study guide; some students have a lab sheet that needs to be completed; if students have not yet taken the three practice quizizz and scored 100%, this should be completed as a study aid. Students should enter their own names.
Quizizz practice test #1. Game code 209399
Quizizz practice test #2. Game code 968141
Quizizz practice test #3. Game code 308705
Tuesday- study for test; make up missing work;take quizizz practice tests until 100% is achieved. The game codes are different than those that were on the site yesterday. Please enter the new game codes.
Wednesday- make up work
There is a new game code for the Quizizz Oceans Test #1. The game code is 209399. Click on this link to enter the game code. The unit test will be on Wednesday, not Monday. This will give ample time for students to complete makeup work and study to do their best. Please check ParentVue/StudentVue to see what assignments still need to be turned in. It is up to date.
In Class: This week students will wrap up the Oceanography unit.. The focus this week is waves, tides, and currents. The unit test will be on MONDAY! (Originally scheduled for Friday and moved back a day to accomodate lab activities.)
Monday-Friday: Please check StudentVue/ParentVue. Almost every student has at least one missing assignment. The 4 1/2 week progress reporting period ends on February 7. I would LOVE to see that all students are passing with flying colors!
Wednesday: Study for Oceanography test. Please click here for the Quizizz practice test #1. Then enter the NEW GAME CODE: 209399. This new game code corrects errors that were in the previous game. If you did not get 100%, please retake to improve your score. Your goal is 100%!
Thursday: Study for Oceanography test. Please click here for the Quizizz practice test #2. Then enter game code 981948. If you did not get 100%, please retake to improve your score. Your goal is 100%! The test is tomorrow!
Friday: Study for Oceanography test. Please click here for the Quizizz practice test #3 on waves, tides, and currents. Then enter game code 355948. If you did not get 100%, please retake to improve your score. Your goal is 100%!
It was a pleasure returning to class after my absence. I sure did miss this great group of students!
The class is in need of supplies: hand sanitizer, Kleenex, sanitary wipes, band-aids, lined paper and copy paper. Students who bring in supplies for the class will receive a little reward.
This week, please regularly check StudentVue/Parent/Vue. Students need to make up missing assignments this week, and I will be posting regularly to the site. Scores of less than 100% are based on assignment completion. If a student scored lower than 100%, then there are portions of the assignment that were not completed.
Parents, please check your student's agenda daily, and sign it so that I know you have seen it! Starting Tuesday, I will be checking student agendas to make sure they are writing down their assignments.
Below you will find links to many of the assignments given during the past 2 weeks ( I am not able to copy textbook pages to display here, and so those are assignments students will need to get in class).
Drive Along the Ocean Floor
Powerpoint presentation 13-1
Oceans bar graphs
Articles 1, 2, 3, and 4 plus Thinking Maps
Dear Students and Parents,
After a fall on my ice-covered deck stairs, I am nursing some broken ribs and a concussion, but I am feeling better and hope to return to the classroom soon! In the meantime, I am working with my 6th grade team to make sure that students are getting the information they need to master 6th grade standards in science and social studies. As always, it is important that students keep up with the readings and turn in assignments. Please check last week's posts and make sure the you/your child is all caught up. I will be updating my gradebook in Student Vue/Parent Vue on Thursday night and Friday.
Tuesday: Driving along the Ocean Floor reading and thinking maps
Wednesday-Friday: Students Read these 4 science articles and complete the thinking maps.
Wednesday, January 11: Read and Respond-Oceans and Salinity
due Tuesday, January 17
Thursday, January 12: Science textbook reading, Chapter 13, section 2. Answer section questions
due at end of class period (to make up this assignment, students may access the online science book via the button in the right-hand column under "Resources".
Friday, January 13: Students read the Powerpoint presentation that has been printed out for them and complete the Powerpoint Guide that accompanies it. Students make the 2 Oceans Bar Graphs based on the information about size and depth of the 5 oceans.
Happy New Year and welcome back!
In class: Students are beginning a study of oceans this week!
1. Unit 6 definitions and pictures are due Friday (tomorrow). A list of words is at the bottom of this entry. Definitions can be found in Chapter 13, pages 376-385 of the textbook. A link is to the right. The username is "student31104" and the password is "x2x7n". The definition for volcanic island is not in the book and so it is given below.
2. Beginning Monday, every student must have:
If you/your student has lost the Agenda, you may either purchase a new one, OR purchase a planner from the dollar store or other retailer, OR use a folder with prongs with notebook paper inserted inside for writing down assignments. The folder should be labeled with the student's name and "Agenda" written on it.
3. The classroom is in need of supplies. Please consider supplying any of the following: Kleenex, hand sanitizer, bandaids, paper towel, staples, pencils, copy paper. Thank you!
Unit 6 Words:
1. mid-ocean ridge
2. rift valley
3. continental shelf
4. continental slope
5. continental rise
6. sea mount
7. volcanic island: a mountain formed by volcanic activity that extends from the ocean floor to above the surface of the ocean and surrounded by water on all sides.
8. ocean trench
9. abyssal plain
In Class: Students will be reviewing concepts from this quarter, finishing the unit 5 test on the water cycle, and organizing and turning in their Science notebooks for a grade. A list of contents can be found in last week's post.
1. complete missing work to turn in by Wednesday.
2. Have a wonderful and safe Holiday! I look forward to seeing students again on January 5!